The Journal of Pain Research, a Dove Press Publication, Becomes Official American Society of Pain & Neuroscience Journal

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I am incredibly excited that the Journal of Pain Research has become the official journal of The American Society of Pain and Neuroscience.

An affiliation agreement between the Journal of Pain Research and one of fastest-growing medical societies, the American Society of Pain & Neuroscience, has recently been agreed.

An international, peer-reviewed, open access, online journal that publishes laboratory and clinical findings in the fields of pain research and the prevention and management of pain, the Journal of Pain Research will now become the official publication for The American Society of Pain and Neuroscience (ASPN).

The society is dedicated to advancement in the fields of Pain and Neuroscience. All initiatives of ASPN are dedicated to improving patient outcomes, education, research, and innovation.

Therefore, Co-Founder and President of ASPN, Dawood Sayed M.D stated that he was delighted with the new agreement, which represents a perfect partnership.

“I am incredibly excited that the Journal of Pain Research has become the official journal of ASPN,” said Dawood, who created the society in 2018 alongside Dr Tim Deer.

“One of the guiding principles of ASPN is to improve the field with quality science and evidence. Partnering with JPR and publishing science in an open access platform for widespread dissemination is vital to our mission statement.”

A Dove Press publication, the Journal of Pain Research will continue to publish high-quality, peer-reviewed original research, reviews, symposium reports, hypothesis formation and commentaries are all considered for publication.

And Dawood added that the quality of articles published under the directorship of Editor-in-Chief, Michael Schatman, was why this journal, in particular, was chosen to represent ASPN.

“The impact of the Journal of Pain Research in our field under Michael Schatman has been exceptional. I look forward to continuing the forward progress of the journal as an Associate Editor in Chief and establishing it as the premier journal in the field of pain and neuroscience,” he added.

Dr Schatman, a clinical psychologist who has spent the past 30 years working in multidisciplinary chronic pain management, said: “I’m excited by the affiliation of ASPN, as their membership includes many of the top pain scientists in the world. Their desire to publish much of their work in the Journal of Pain Research will result in further advancement of the overall quality of the journal.”

Todd Hummel, Taylor & Francis Global Publishing Director Medicine, adds: “This is a great opportunity for the Journal of Pain Research and we’re exciting for the future partnership between ourselves and ASPN.”


The American Society of Pain and Neuroscience is ASPN is committed to achieving its goals by embracing diversity that is inclusive to individuals of all genders, cultures, age, race, sexual orientation, and profession.

About Dove Medical Press

Dove Medical Press Ltd is part of Taylor & Francis Group, the Academic Publishing Division of Informa PLC.

We specialize in the publication of Open Access peer-reviewed journals across the broad spectrum of science, technology and especially medicine.

Dove Medical Press was founded in 2003 with the objective of combining the highest editorial standards with the ‘best of breed’ new publishing technologies. We have offices in Manchester and London in the United Kingdom, representatives in Princeton, New Jersey in the United States, and our editorial offices are in Auckland, New Zealand.

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